permit issuers to raise finance at a lower financing cost, yet offer investors a higher income than dividends on the underlying stock, as well as offering a conversion privilege.
Fewer Americans chose to drive with the sun on their faces and the wind in their hair the past couple of years, as an uncertain economy and other sporty alternatives curtailed convertible
purchases, a leading provider of auto statistics said Monday.
Investors buying a convertible
want the stock price to move up, but if the price goes nowhere, so will the bond issue.
Whatever the reason, convertible
bond funds are worth considering.
But despite the difficult year for convertibles
in 1994, the interest-rate increases took an even greater toll on straight bonds.
offering was a seven-year deal that could be redeemed after Feb.
In the United States, a total of 4,376 Saab convertibles
were sold during 1991, of which 1,242 were Saab's newest naturally aspirated 900S Convertible
model, the Saab drop-top introduced last year for convertible
lovers whose driving styles do not need the extra performance of turbocharging.
The advent of maturing or callable convertible
debt has set the stage for a ratings rebound for fallen angels and other distressed debt issuers, according to a new report released by Fitch Ratings.
Curiously, however, researchers have observed that firms often choose to keep their convertibles
Michael Revy adds: "Joining efforts with Froley, Revy will allow me to combine the quantitative aspect of a convertible
arbitrage strategy with the depth of fundamental research that this firm has developed over the years.
The Froley, Revy Convertible
Bond Index(R), one of the oldest continuous measurements of U.
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